Monday, December 8, 2014

Just like Henry Rollins, I'm a liar.

"Do you do anything with AARP?" a woman asked me yesterday, as she handed me the cash for her bill.

I know damn well what AARP is. I knew she was asking if we had a senior discount (sadly, we do). I looked at the $2 (five percent) tip she had already spread out on the table. I thought about all the raspberry lemonade and cherry Pepsi her adult grandchildren had slammed down. I thought about how every time I tried to ask her a question she refused to make eye contact or speak directly to me - until now, when she wanted money off her bill.

I thought about these things and then I smiled right to her face and said, "No, no we don't."



3 comments:

SkippyMom said...

What age does your senior discount start at tho? If it IS an AARP discount their members begin at age 50 - but most senior discounts I have seen [IHOP, Movie theatres, Bob Evans, etc] start at 60 and older. So it may not have been a lie. She could've had easily been younger than your minimum.

I have adult children [mid twenties] and right now I don't qualify for either.

purplegirl said...

Now why'd you have to go spoil my fun? ;)

Bluejay said...

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